Compliance Officer II (Two positions available)

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Compliance Officer II

Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, Division of Research Administration (DRA) is seeking to hire a Financial Compliance Officer. The principle responsibilities are as follows:

    Compliance MonitoringBecome a subject matter expert in the area of financial compliance of sponsored grants and contracts.Use data analytics to monitor areas of high risk and work as part of team to mitigate risks.Collaborate with accounting systems staff in developing reports and recommending changes to improve financial compliance related to sponsored projects.
TrainingDevelop and conduct training for sponsored projects accounting for compliance with university policies and federal guidelines based on best practices.Assess training needs for new and existing employees who manage sponsored projects.Audit ActivitiesPlan, coordinate and facilitate department financial compliance reviews for sponsored projects.Work as part of team when responding to external audit requests.Other DutiesOutreach with the university research community to communicate, guide, and inform financial compliance with grants and contracts.Review sponsored project awards and modifications to identify and conduct mandatory compliance training and route for accounting system account creation or changes.As part of our commitment to supporting a culture of work-life balance, we offer hybrid/remote work options.

Basic Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience: Three years of related work experience with background in accounting, auditing, risk assessment or regulatory compliance.  Must have experience with computer systems, including spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Office.

Preferred Experience:  Prior financial experience in working with research grants and awards; SAP experience; experience in higher education administration with knowledge of federal cost accounting principles.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Financial Management & Compliance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 7, 2022, 8:28:34 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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